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Popular TV show set to film in Ingham County

MASON - If you're a fan of the show 'COPS', you might recognize some familiar locations in an upcoming season. 

The idea to bring 'COPS' to Lansing came from none other than Ingham County Sheriff, Scott Wriggelsworth. 

"We reached out to COPS to see if they'd be interested in coming and kind of showcasing what we do on a daily basis and they were interested," Sheriff Wriggelsworth said. 

The show, which started in 1989 plans to make it's way to the Lansing area to film in July and August. 

"I've been preaching to my staff to be creative, think outside the box-let's do some different stuff and this is something we've never done before and I think our men and women are pretty excited about it," Sheriff Wriggelsworth said. 

Athough there is excitement surrounding the opportunity, there are also some concerns. 

"When I saw the show when I was younger, it was really sensationalism. It was really showing the bad things that were going on in the community and while I guess the show has changed and the Sheriff has told us that he does have the right to say what goes and doesn't go on air, I'm still a little apprehensive, because I haven't seen what that would look like," Chairperson for the Ingham County Board of Commissioners Bryan Crenshaw said. 

Crenshaw said other commissioners see it as a positive portrayal Ingham County. 

"There's no secrets in what we do, we treat people with respect each and every day and I think this can go a long ways to show our community, our state, and even our country how we do it here at the Sheriff's office," Sheriff Wriggelsworth said. 


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